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Disabled Vt. Senior Wins Medicare Coverage After 2nd Lawsuit

kaiserhealthnews.org — A disabled senior with serious health problems who successfully challenged Medicare for denying her home health care coverage has racked up another win against the government. In her latest federal lawsuit filed in June, Glenda Jimmo, 78, argued Medicare should have paid for the nursing care and other skilled services she received at her home during 2007.
Oct 30, 2014

Can't get therapy or skilled care because you're not improving? Medicare says that's wrong, pays $12K bill tinyurl.com/ns8c4wf @KHNews

Oct 30, 2014

VT senior wins AGAIN: Medicare agrees to pay for skilled maintenance care, denied when she wasn't improving @KHNews tinyurl.com/ns8c4wf

How Obamacare Went South In Mississippi

kaiserhealthnews.org — The lunch rush at Tom's on Main in Yazoo City, Mississippi had come to a close, and the waitresses, having cleared away plates of shrimp and cheese grits, seasoned turnip greens and pitchers of sweet tea, were retreating to the counter to cash out and count their tips.
Oct 30, 2014

ICYMI, this important story from @SarahVarney4 @KHNews How Obamacare Went South In Mississippi wp.me/pvY1d-26Bp

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McConnell Says Full Health Law Repeal ‘Not In The Cards’ Even If GOP Controls The Senate

kaiserhealthnews.org — Although there's uncertainty about what would be included on a Republican-controlled Senate's to-do list, The Washington Post notes that the outcome of this election will have a significant impact on the health law's future direction.
Oct 30, 2014

Not in the cards soon, says MoConnell RT @KHNews: If the GOP controls the Senate, will the health law be repealed? khne.ws/1tkTGTF

Libraries Serve As Health Insurance Info Hubs

kaiserhealthnews.org — What can't librarians do? Many are now becoming health insurance guides. The buzz at the American Library Association's winter meeting recently wasn't just about the annual awards (a.k.a. the book award "super bowl"); the Affordable Care Act was also on the agenda. Libraries across the country have been trying to meet a growing demand for health insurance information.
Oct 30, 2014

awaiting @HHSGov @Michael_Nutter meeting at @FreeLibrary reminds me of importance of libraries as health info hubs: bit.ly/1wIJnaV

Medicare Changes Could Limit Patient Access To ALS Communication Tools

kaiserhealthnews.org — Starting Dec. 1, people with ALS - a disease that impairs motor function so people often can't talk or even move - could lose access to technological advances that allow them to better communicate, thanks to a federal review of what Medicare is allowed to cover.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @KHNews: Medicare changes could limit patient access to ALS communication tools, @shefalil reports: khne.ws/1E1XmNa

L.A. County Officials Allegedly Reduced Penalties In 3 Nursing Home Deaths

kaiserhealthnews.org — The bleeding started suddenly and lasted 15 minutes, soaking through the sheets and pooling on the floor. Turning pale, Armando Reagan cried out to the nursing home staff. "Help! Help! I do not want to die!" By the time paramedics got Reagan to a Glendale emergency room, he was incoherent, with his heart beating rapidly and his breathing labored, documents show.
Oct 29, 2014

LA officials allegedly reduced penalties in nursing home deaths bit.ly/1rAmeTs by @annagorman

Oct 27, 2014

In case you missed it -- my most recent story on nursing home oversight in LA County. wp.me/pvY1d-26kx via @khnews

Oct 27, 2014

LA County Officials Allegedly Reduced Penalties In 3 Nursing Home Deaths @annagorman reports wp.me/pvY1d-26kx

Oct 27, 2014

L.A. County Officials Allegedly Reduced Penalties In 3 Nursing Home Deaths wp.me/pvY1d-26kx via @khnews @annagorman